Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a charter school?
A: A charter school is a tuition-free public school of choice – an alternative to the regular district schools.
Q: Where is Fell Charter Elementary School located?
A: Fell Charter Elementary School is located in town of Simpson, Pennsylvania. To view a map of the location, click here.
Q: Who can attend Fell Charter Elementary School?
A: Any student residing in Pennsylvania is eligible to attend a charter school.
Q: What makes Fell Charter Elementary School different from a regular public school?
A: For a detailed answer, please see our About page. In short, Fell Charter Elementary has a state-approved, longer school day, a longer school year, more intensive core classes, and a specialized, rigorous curriculum.
Q: What is the tuition to attend Fell Charter Elementary School?
A: There is no tuition – like all charter schools, Fell Charter is a tuition-free public school.
Q: What grades does Fell Charter Elementary School offer?
A: Fell Charter Elementary offers full-day kindergarten through 8th grade.
Q: How big are the classes?
A: Class size is limited to 25 students.
Q: Does Fell Charter Elementary School require student uniforms?
A: No, uniforms are not required, although there is a student dress code.
Q: Is there busing to Fell Charter Elementary School?
A: Several districts provide transportation to and from Fell Charter Elementary. They are:
Carbondale Area School District
Forest City School District
Lakeland School District
Mid Valley School District
Mountain View School District
Valley View School District
Wayne Highlands School District
Western Wayne School District
Q: What if my district does not provide busing?
A: At this time, Fell Charter is not able to provide busing to other districts. Students are still eligible to attend Fell Charter, but parents/guardians must provide transportation.
Q: What time does the school day start & end?
A: Because Fell Charter Elementary School has a longer school day, class begins promptly at 7:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm.
Q: Does Fell Charter Elementary School offer a school breakfast and lunch program?
A: Yes, as part of the National School Lunch Program, Fell Charter offers both breakfast and lunch. Applications for free & reduced lunches are available from the Cafeteria.
Q: How do I enroll my student at Fell Charter Elementary School?
A: Download, call, or stop in for an enrollment packet and return it to the Main Office to begin the process. The Principal will meet with you to review the packet and answer any questions.